Struggles when expecting a child or after a new child has come into your life can effect both mothers and fathers, adoptive parents, surrogates, LGBTQ parents and those who have lost a pregnancy. Please know that you are not alone and that you do not have to be carrying a child to be effected by perinatal emotional complications.
As a new or expectant mother, you may be wondering what and how you should be feeling. Pregnancy, birth and motherhood are unique experiences for each woman and her family. Hormones, sleep deprivation and navigating through your new role in life can all contribute to an array of feelings including anxiety, depression, confusion and fear.
Whether you are experiencing the blues, sleep deprivation, postpartum depression, anxiety about becoming a mother or grieving the loss of a child, therapy can help you make sense of what you are feeling and thinking. You are not alone. Things can get better.
In addition to the typical therapeutic services offered during pregnancy or after birth, I can offer assistance in working with you and your partner on preparing to be parents, creating a postpartum plan and communicating about your potentially different parenting skills.
Please keep an eye on my News blog as there will be updates of tips and information for new moms. Also, in the Perinatal and Postpartum Resources section you will find many links and support services that may be of assistance to you.